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Istanbul Agop Cindy Blackman 20" OM Crash 1735 g
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OM is the result of Cindy Blackman-Santana's liaison to achieve the sounds she was looking for, more of an out-and-out classic power-jazz set, a nod towards her great mentor, Tony Williams who was no light hitter. So the OM had to be compelling, capable of withstanding a good thrashing, capturing the vibier, more dynamic cymbal sounds from the golden era of Jazz.
"Like the 15" OM Hi Hats, this cymbal can find a home in any genre. It can be utilized in many different ways behind the kit. I have found myself enjoying it as a left side and main ride cymbal as well as a crash cymbal. It has no trouble opening up even with its large size. The dark finish forgives any harsh, high-end frequencies, all the while having enough brightness to cut through a mix with multiple instruments." - Braden Cox
"Dynamic, jazz range encompassing Cindy's musical experiences. The OM crashes blend together perfectly, shimmering into life quickly when hit. Initial brightness soon gives way to a more involved mix of frequencies, centered around a low, dark note." - Adam Jones
"I usually prefer to mix and match series and models from different manufacturers to have a wide palette of sounds to work with. But the Om series felt great as a complete unit, whether played in a straight-ahead jazz context or as part of a vintage-style classic-rock setup. I really enjoyed how these cymbals could build to a roar without sounding harsh or indistinct. Even when struck firmly, they sounded mature and "worn in," with softer highs and more mid and low frequencies than I expected from cymbals fresh out of the kiln. The 16", 18, and 20" Om crashes were perfect complements to the ride. The 16" had a gritty but shimmering crash sound, while the 18" had a more aggressive edge. The 20" crash worked well as a washy secondary ride and as a big, emphatic crash." - Michael Dawson
"20” OM crash creates a sharp, quick and semi-dry wash that rarely overwhelms anything but the quietest playing situation. where the 20” OM “crash” really thrives for me is as a low to medium volume ride. The hard surface produces a strong click that has plenty of smoky trash in the spread. It was particularly effective behind an acoustic or electric piano, but got lost behind an electric guitar. Normally, that wouldn’t be much of a criticism for a cymbal this thin, but I specifically remember the literature associated with the OM series touting their versatility, claiming they could handle all of Blackman’s varied gigs. Not to say this isn’t a wonderful instrument that I completely adore, but it may have fallen a bit short of the intended mark." - Anonymous
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